Primary School Teacher

As a primary school teacher, you will be dealing with students of 6 years to 9 years, providing basic knowledge in all subjects. You will also help students develop proper skills and social abilities.

What do primary school teachers do?

A primary school teacher engages students in the learning process and encourages the overall development of students, emotional, social and intellectual.Primary school teachers also plan and monitor the curriculum, keep the records of all the activities of the student and communicate it to the parents.

What does a typical day at work involve?

  • Checked Teaching basic subjects like language, math and environmental studies as part of primary curriculum
  • Checked Organising classroom activities and maintaining discipline
  • Checked Training students in writing and reading
  • Checked Coordinating and supervising various learning activities
  • Checked Helping children explore, learn new things and participate in group activities
  • Checked Preparing teaching plans
  • Checked Singing rhymes and reading stories to the class
  • Checked Making children involved in crafts, games, and music for enhancing their creativity

How to become a primary school teacher

Step 1
Take any stream at the plus 2

There is no requirement to take any particular stream in +2. Any stream would make you eligible for the training program or course

Step 2
Take TTC

This is a 2 year course with one year practical training and makes you eligible to take up teaching positions in primary classes.

Note :

You can also take up a Bachelor of Elementary Education which is an integrated degree program of 4 years duration including one year practical training

Step 3
TET exams

These are eligibility exams for teachers for teaching lower primary and upper primary classes. There is the CTET conducted at the national level and state level TETs conducted by Individual states.


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Requirements for masters

Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture

Foreign (For admission into Master of Teaching (MTchg) Primary at the University of Auckland , New Zealand

  • An undergraduate degree with a GPE of 5 or its equivalent
  • English Language Proficiency : Overall score of 6.5 and no bands below 6.0 in IELTS (Academic)
  • Overall score of 90 and a written score of 21 in TOEFL
  • On the basis of interview and Efficacy assessment Test

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Skills Required


A Primary Teacher must have great patience to respond calmly and repeatedly to the children every time

Supervisory Skill

Taking care of the children, handling all their activities and keeping them safe from harmful situations need strong supervisory skills of the teacher

Motivational Skill

A teacher needs to always be motivating and supporting the children regardless of what they say or do and appreciating them for the small things they do in order to make them confident.


A Primary teacher has to give the highest priority to the concerns of the students as treat them with compassion and kindness.

Physical Stamina

A Primary teacher may to work for long hours and take care of every need of the children. Working with children can be stressful and tiring and so they should have a lot of energy

Communication Skill

Primary teachers must be able to understand children’s emotional needs and be able to develop good relationships with them and their parents and also with co-workers.


  • Checked Central Government Institutions (like schools of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Ashram schools, Navodaya schools and Armed Forces school )
  • Checked State and Local body institutions (Schools run by state governments, District corporations, municipalities , panchayats etc)
  • Checked Private Schools aided by Government
  • Checked Private unaided Schools
  • Checked Indian and International schools abroad